Glossier is the offshoot beauty line of Into the Gloss, the beauty Web site that investigates personal beauty rituals and celebrates individuality. It’s provides a voyeuristic look into the beauty cabinets of cool women, and all beauty philosophies and habits are profiled with utter respect: wearing zero makeup isn’t looked down upon, and neither is contouring.
Glossier’s product line is succinct and void of bells and whistles. Everything has been carefully considered, and the result is a line of clean, easy to understand beauty and skincare products that are exactly the kinds of things we’ve been searching for. A few of our favorites, including a limited edition Holiday facemask pod system, are below.
Boy Brow, which is named after the enviably strong and perfectly-messy eyebrows of some boys, thickens, fills in, and grooms eyebrows. The creamy wax formula doesn’t stiffen or flake, and the pigment is sheer, so you won’t risk looking terrifying or shocked. Brow grooming, according to the company, is the “last crucial step before heading out into the world: brush your teeth, brush your brows, and then maybe brush your hair.” This is make up we can get behind.
On days when you feel like wearing a little bit more than just the pomade-like groomer in your brows, there’s the Perfecting Skin Tint. It evens out discoloration and leaves your face looking toned, smooth, and dewy, and applying it is as easy as putting on moisturizer. While wearing Perfecting Skin Tint, your freckles—and all the things that make you, you—will still be visible.
Finally, just this week Glossier released a limited-edition Mask Duo Set that includes six single serving pods of their Mega Greens Galaxy Pack and six servings of their Moisturizing Moon Mask. The Mega Greens Mask’s ingredients list reads a bit like the label on a green smoothie. It includes leafy green phytonutrients from parsley, spinach, cress sprout extract, bitter orange peel, creamy white clay (which purifies pores by drawing out oil), avocado oil, aloe, and a Superfruit Antioxidant Blend that includes acai, aronia, and bilberry. The Moisturizing Moon Mask’s ingredients list, meanwhile, is as great as the mask’s name. It’s a blend of Shea butter, plant-derived squalene, sweet almond and soybean oils, licorice root, lemon extract, honey, and aloe. The set was inspired by a Russell Stover chocolate box—cute—and it comes with a cozy terrycloth headband (also cute). Both masks are great for all skin types, and can be left on for 20 minutes or so.
Glossier is pioneering the real-beauty revolution, and this is one movement we are full-heartedly behind.